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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 68.1
  • Total Fat: 6.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 4.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

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Tangy Garlic-Citrus Parsley Sauce

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Tangy Garlic-Citrus Parsley Sauce

Introduction

This sauce is great on grilled meats, and it makes enough for two meals. Try it on cooked pasta or roasted vegetables. This sauce is great on grilled meats, and it makes enough for two meals. Try it on cooked pasta or roasted vegetables.
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    10 cloves garlic
    1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    2 cups parsley leaves (about 1 bunch)
    juice of 1 lemon
    juice of 1 lime
    1/2 c olive oil

Tips

Choose flat-leaf parsley for this recipe.


Directions

Place garlic, red pepper flakes, parsley leaves, and 1 tablespoon each lemon and lime juice in a blender. Puree until smooth. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water to the mixture if it will not blend. Remove from blender and whisk in oil. Taste. Adjust seasoning with salt, remaining lemon and lime juice.
Serving size equals 1 Tablespoon





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  • 10 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I think it looks great for a marinade or a light finishing sauce. For those who are looking at the comments and not the actual nutrition, it is 68.1 cal per tablespoon, not 98. Oil itself with no additions is about 98. Stop freaking out about the calories please. If it is too much for you skip it. - 8/18/12

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  • O.K.
    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Jamie Oliver has a similar recipe for salsa verde that is much better and only uses 2 T of oil. - 4/12/11

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    We used this on grilled chicken and it was great. Thanks....... - 8/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    WE LOVE THIS! CAN'T WAIT TO MAKE THE FLANK STEAK NOW. . THE FLAVOR IS WORTH THE 98 CALORIES! BESIDES...1 TBS GOES A LOOOONG WAY!! SO YOU DON'T EVEN GET ALL THOSE CALORIES PER PERSON!! - 10/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is fabulous. Although high in calories, the serving goes a loooonnnggg way. I use this on chicken, steak, and dab it on toasted bread. - 7/10/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Remember as other users have stated, that amount is as a marinade for or glaze for a whole flank steak. No one person will be consuming the entirety of the sauce. The oil acts as a carrier to help herbs and spices infuse the meat. - 7/10/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I think this sounds DELICIOUS and I can't wait to try it! It's mostly oil, so most of us won't use a whole 2 table spoons in a serving anyway, so I don't see the big deal calorie-wise. But that much garlic and the rest of the herbs sounds like a fantastic blend! - 10/13/10

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Geeze folks up ur juices and use less oil. Or like i used it 2 tablespoons on a whole flank steaks that served six people. So no one got the full amount of the calories. - 12/18/10

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  • 2 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I agree; very pricey calorie-wise for someone like me who needs to lose weight - not gain it. Aout 100 cals. for about 1 Tbsp is too much for me. Maybe Chef Meg could also state what the minimum amount of oil would be to make this sauce still viable; e.g., 2 T oil and 10 T water, vs. 3/4 cups oil. - 10/7/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Anything with a mix of fresh lemon and lime make it appear salty...without using salt.... and it's SO refreshing! For those of you worried about the oil.... oil goes a long way so just reduce it. No biggie! - 5/1/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Love all the ingredients this recipe calls for and will definitely try it this weekend. - 11/24/10

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    love the things in this receipe . will not use it all only a tsp of it . - 10/13/10

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  • 1 of 12 people found this review helpful
    pretty pricey calorie wise - 7/5/10

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  • I have a similar, recipe, it's great on all your grilled dishes & foil warps dishes. - 9/14/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It's a lot like chimichurri sauce, I love to use it on meats.
    Will give this one a try. - 9/6/12

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  • Very tasty on grilled boneless, skinless chicken tighs, but I too reduced the oil content. Curly parsely is in the picture and that's not used for cooking. Flat leaf parsley or Italian parsley is what you use for cooking. - 8/21/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    really good - 8/19/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Mouth watering! I'll need to try this. My apologies beforehand, but I will definitely tweak this to my own taste - oil (not much less - 3 parts oil to 1 part acid), and less of the red pepper flakes (probably just a very wee sprinkle of cayenne).
    Now to decide what to marinade :)
    Ta for the idea! - 8/19/12

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    too much oil... - 8/19/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    that's not flat leaf in the photo, is it? i have italian parsley, wonder if it's the same. anyway, i have all the makings for this, and just got a couple rib eyes. score! - 8/18/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I want to try this with the fresh parsley from my garden. It looks easy and I can't wait to make it! - 7/26/12

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    98 empty calories per tbs????? - 7/19/12

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I would love to try this, but it makes to much for just me and my husband. How long will it keep in the fridge? - 3/16/12

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